***Spoilers*** This installment of Dexter faithfully continues the storyline from #4 ("Dexter in the Dark"), which was probably the best in the series. Lindsay does a good job of characterizing Dexter as a family man gradually discovering his humanity. As if that weren't disgusting enough, he shows Deborah becoming an expectant mother as well. Luckily, Dexter's brother returns to remind the main character of his duties to his "dark passenger." The strength of this installment is that Lindsay does the most soaring writing of the series; there are a lot of gorgeous sentences. But the absurd cannibalism plot is all too reminiscent of the human-sacrifice story of the low point in the series, #3 ("Dexter in the Dark"). This will be a necessary listen for anybody who likes the series, but probably more for completist reasons than for the innate value of the book.
I have loved all of the Dexter novels, but was very disappointed with this one. And I'm not sure if my disappointment with the story is not at least partially because of the poor narration. I have to wonder if this performance had been up to previous standards whether I might have enjoyed the book more. The narration was so flat it was difficult to get into the story. Or maybe the story was a little flat. I really don't know. I cannot recommend this book with this reader
My guilty pleasure!
The other books in the Dexter series....pure entertainment.
No but I will now.
Dexter's history-why he is what he became.
Nothing is lost in "translation" when Jeff narrates his own books! He does a wonderful job and his dry humor is right on. I love his style of narration!
the humor! You have this killer, slowly feeling a few human emotions, trying very hard to be a model dad, His sister who knows his secret still wants him to use his "dark side" to help her solve police cases. Dexter's "view" of life and people really makes the story!
When Dexter first saw Lilly Ann.
I would recommend any of Jeff's Dexter books!
Yes, if read by the original actor (who was great).
I don't think you can compare Dexter books to anything but other Dexter books. If you enjoy one you will probably enjoy them all to varying degrees.
Authors should not read their own stories unless they happen to be professional actors as well. Unfortunately Jeff's amateur performance ruined this book, I would recommend avoiding this audio book completely.
I couldn't get past the terrible performance.
Keep these Author's giant ego's in check and tell them they are not qualified to read their own books. We pay money for these audiobooks and deserve a professional quality performance, not some egomaniac author who doesn't care if his fans get their money's worth.
yes, it was funny
yah I love his stuff
He brings the voice of Dexter with all the correct inflections.
I don't know why everybody thought that Jeff Lindsey did such a horrible job. In my opinion he really portrayed Dexter even more acurately than Nick. I enjoyed hearing Dexter spoken as he was meant to be heard, as Jeff really wrote him. I think Jeff knows this character better than anyone and I felt as through he did Dexter better than anyone. He doesn't have as nice a voice as Nick L. But the characters matched the way I would have heard them in my head. I think he really got it!
However, I'm not so excited for this dexter who is ALWAYS confused. For someone who claims to be such a great pretender, he spends an awful lot of time confused and scrambling to sound ordinary. Love the new baby though!
I am so disappointed in the narration of this book. Nick Landrum really brought the character out and made the story excellent.
Jeff Lindsay should keep to just being an author. He has ruined a great character with his inept narration.
I will not be getting any more audible books in this series as long as he is doing the narration.
This is my 10th year with Audible! Seems like just yesterday I started listening to books! I wouldn't "read" any other way!
I would recommend the WHOLE series!
The realization of who exactly is in the Red Car!
Cody...I love the fact that his Shadow Man has made his debut!
Absolutely I wanted to...although it took 2 sittings to get through it.
AHAH!!!! Daddy Dexter has competition! A character from the PAST! Thank god there IS a 6th book...it's my NEXT read!!!! What about a 7th book?? Or is the 6th book going to be the Demise of Dexter?? I can't wait to listen!!!
Jeff Lindsay is a great writer and I really enjoy his Dexter series but the man can not narrate! He brings no life to the characters, and his almost constant monotone voice was putting me to sleep. PLEASE Mr. Lindsay, stop reading your own books and let Nick Landrum come back, I'd buy this book again just to hear his reading of it.
The story it's self was good.
BRING BACK NICK LANDRUM!!!!
Everything about the way Jeff Lindsay read this book bothered me. I would think both he and his publisher would realize that people who listen to series books want to hear the same voice throughout the entire series. Within the first 5 minutes I had to stop and go check out who was reading it. Holy Cow it was Jeff Lindsay! The scary part is this must be how Dexter sounds to him in his head which bothers me even more. Nick Landrum's Dexter is a smooth, cool sounding, likeable guy. Jeff Lindsay's Dexter is somewhat of a buffoon. I managed to finish the book but if Jeff Lindsay is the reader on his new book, I will not be listening.
Everything. See comment above. I had to give 1 star on the performance in order to leave a review. That's 1 star more than I wanted to give.
It's hard to answer this question because I stayed so annoyed throughout the book with the narration that none of it really sinked together for me like the past books have.
Please bring back Nick Landrum on the next book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!